Closing the Chapter On Cleveland


Friends, the day has finally arrived—-we closed the chapter on our Cleveland adventure! Today, we put pen to paper and officially sold our condo.

Remember how I mentioned that we were feeling torn about the situation in my last Cleveland post? We had originally planned on downsizing, and making Cleveland our new home, but after a couple visits, we started feeling a bit unsure and made the rough decision to put the place back on the market.

The logistics of renovating from afar were definitely  not ideal, and not to mention—-expensive! I’m really bummed out because I spent weeks dreaming up these amazing plans for the condo and now they’ll never see the light of day.

After purchasing the condo, we managed to visit it a few times, which, when I think of it, is quite a significant number considering our purchase was finalized in April. The first time, my husband caught an awful stomach bug and was deathly ill the entire time, the second time we visited with the boys, not giving us much time to actually accomplish anything, and then the last time, literally everything you could think of went wrong (we got a busted tire on our car which set us back a full day, half of the items I ordered online (lighting, shades, mirrors) didn’t arrive on time,  contractors stood us up—it was—-and I don’t like to cuss—-a shit show. So by the time our few days there were up, most of the updates we were able to make were cosmetic—like paint, hardware and cleaning, we were also able to have some windows repaired, but we were exhausted and had basically thrown in the towel.

But—-it’s not all bad! We’re actually feeling relieved to close this chapter and settle back into the idea of  staying put at our “hosta house” for a little while longer. Although it didn’t work out the way we wanted in Cleveland, we’re taking it in stride.

Life’s full of surprises, and sometimes things happen for a reason.

So, we’re saying goodbye to Cleveland with mixed emotions, but also with gratitude for the memories we made there.

“Hosta house” is still our home, and we’re gonna make the most of it. Who knows what other adventures and opportunities await us?

We’re keeping an open mind and looking forward to the next chapter in our journey, wherever it may take us. So, here’s to new beginnings and making the most of what life throws our way!

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  1. Geraldine Dubreuil
    July 26, 2023 / 7:10 am

    Hi, I enjoyed you & your family journey ..
    Well sometimes things happen for a reason
    That doesn’t mean to stop follow your dreams
    When the time is right you’ll be where God want you
    Thank care,
    Love y’all

  2. Andrea
    July 29, 2023 / 6:50 am

    Great example of how to pivot with the changes life throws you. Life is full of them!

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